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post #166 of 316 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 12:21 AM Thread Starter
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When I say cheap, I mean like $1 from a second-hand store. Sometimes you can even find 90mm fans on eBay for a couple bucks new.

He's got a great tank! Think I want to do something with a ton of rock and a few different varieties of Zoas and such. Mostly because that's all I haven't sold off but also because I want to keep it simple in a small tank.
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Jake, do you have a youtube? If not, you should, just to do tank overviews and such.
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Haven't done any videos because there's really not that much to document with crustaceans and micro fish. May do something in the future, though. Maybe when the tank room is ready for primetime.
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tank room..uh-oh..haha. One last question, where did you get your cubes? I read through, and knowing how I read, I probably missed it. If you got them online, link it please. I really want one of these tanks, and can't find aqua top products online anywhere.

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They're from AquaTop, a former forum sponsor. Should be easy to find them online. Great little tanks.

This is the manufacturer site.

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tank room..uh-oh..haha. One last question, where did you get your cubes? I read through, and knowing how I read, I probably missed it. If you got them online, link it please. I really want one of these tanks.
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Whoops! Forgot to include a link to their sales site. Here you go.
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Thanks! I was gonna buy the 2 gallon spec, but with those tanks it's not worth it haha.
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I am a hyper-critical person and have zero negative things to say about these tanks. Not sure I can say that about many things in this addictive hobby.

I've got a Euro-style tank made by AquaTop on its way to me and will hopefully have an opinion on it quite soon, as well.
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ooh that should be cool! I'm probably gonna get a finnex light.
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The blues on the Fugeray make stuff look washed out... have to agree with Jake on that. Otherwise great light for the price!

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I just need an inexpensive light that could cover an iwugumi..in the 2 gallon cube.
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CPDzeke: This size Fugeray fixture makes everything look washed out without the blues turned on. Looks worse with them on. Add a small red or orange LED, though, and everything is fine.

That70sfishboy: Iwagumi is a style of hardscape, doesn't necessarily reveal the amount of light you'll need. If you're in need of a high light fixture, it should be easy for you. Desk lamp with a daylight CFL, one of the higher-watt Wave Point fixtures, Fluval clip-style fixture, Fluval LED fixture, et al. Just shop around and do some research.

If you want to go low light, should be even easier.
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Didnt you say the fluval fixtures didnt work with the aquatops? Also, wouldnt an iwugumi be difficult with low light?

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Fluval lamps worked just fine. Unfortunately couldn't keep the water level where I wanted it, though. Those fixtures would be better suited to a 25cm instead of a 20cm.

Iwagumi is typically something that looks better in a longer tank but it can certainly be done in a cube.
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Hmm..alright. I just like the look of iwugumis in cubes..haha
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